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Tom Cruise Surprises Comic-Con With 'Top Gun' Sequel Trailer

Cruise says all the flying in the trailer is real and that "Top Gun: Maverick" is a love letter to aviation

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    Tom Cruise has made an unexpected flyby at San Diego Comic-Con to debut the first trailer for "Top Gun: Maverick."

    The audience in the 8,000 seat room went wild for Cruise Thursday afternoon. He closed out what had been billed only as a panel for "Terminator: Dark Fate."

    Cruise says all the flying in the trailer is real and that "Top Gun: Maverick" is a love letter to aviation. They worked with the Navy for the film, which is currently in production.

    "Top Gun: Maverick" is expected to hit theaters next June. Val Kilmer, Jon Hamm and Miles Teller co-star.

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    Maverick is back! Tom Cruise crashed the "Terminator: Dark Fate" panel at Comic-Con International to debut the first trailer for "Top Gun: Maverick," the long-awaited sequel to 1986's "Top Gun." The trailer, which simultaneously premiered online, shows Tom back in the cockpit and performing tons of in-air stunts.

    (Published Thursday, July 18, 2019)

    Cruise said Comic-Con was the perfect place to premiere the trailer. He shot the original some 34 years ago in San Diego and has been spotted there at least twice shooting scenes for the sequel set to premiere in 2020.